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Senators OK Bill On Allergy Shots In Ohio Schools

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A bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions has the Ohio Senate.
3:35PM
April
8, 2014

A bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions has cleared its second legislative chamber.

Former A.G. Raises Questions About Conviction

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8:53AM
April
8, 2014

Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro says a man serving a life prison sentence may have been wrongly convicted.

City Council Approves New Food Truck Regs

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Under the new rules, traditional restaurants can file an appeal with the city if they think a food truck is parked too close to their business.
7:58AM
April 8, 2014

The new Columbus rules let trucks reserve one of 20 spots, and also use the first or last parking spot on any city block. Street parking will require a $250 annual fee.

Riot Police Break Up Cincinnati Party

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Campus police responded to a call of nearly 500 unruly students close to campus shortly after midnight Sunday.
9:18AM
April 7, 2014

Nearly two dozen police officers in riot gear dispersed an off-campus party involving University of Cincinnati students.

Roads Safer For Ohio Cyclists In 2013

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The Ohio Department of Public Safety statistics show that fewer bicyclists were injured and killed riding in the state last year compared with the previous year.
8:00AM
April
7, 2014

The Ohio Department of Public Safety statistics show that fewer bicyclists were injured while riding in the state last year compared with the previous year.

City Inspectors Identify More Neighborhoods With Rat Problems

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Columbus inspectors say they've found evidence of a rat problem in several neighborhoods around the city.
5:00AM
April
7, 2014

Rats became quite a problem in Clintonville during the last year. But with a few easy changes, the issue appears to be under control. City inspectors discovered Clintonville is not the only area with a rodent problem. WOSU reports on some other Columbus neighborhoods where rats are rife.

Ohio To Require Reporting Of Drug-Addicted Babies

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Under a new soon-to-be-law, Ohio hospitals will have to report to the state babies born to women addicted to painkillers.
3:42PM
April
2, 2014

Hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries would have to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs under a bill headed to Ohio’s governor.

Firefighters Contain State Park Blaze

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Fire officials say the blaze came within about 100 feet of several homes but none was damaged, and no one was hurt.
8:26AM
April 2, 2014

The fire was reported Tuesday afternoon near Scioto Trail State Park, roughly 50 miles south of Columbus. There was no word on how the blaze began.

Columbus Mumps Outbreak Spreads

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Columbus health officials say confirmed cases of mumps keep increasing. The first of 116 cases was reported in January on the OSU campus.
7:25AM
April
2, 2014

Columbus health officials normally report one case of mumps per year. This year 116 cases of mumps are confirmed, mostly among students and staff at Ohio State University. As the disease continues to spread health officials have opened a special immunization clinic.

Columbus Public Health Opens Mumps Vaccine Clinic

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Columbus Public Health has opened a weekday clinic to provide the Mumps vaccine.
12:25PM
April
1, 2014

Columbus Public Health now offers special clinics for the mumps vaccine.